Venue of the month: Loppen

Loppen started out as a jazz venue in 1973 and is one of the oldest ongoing music venues in Scandinavia with a capacity of 400 people. The venue is situated in Christiania and the creative thinking and artistic vibes in the Freetown is a perfect setting for the various bands and musicians that are presented at Loppen.

Tvivler at Loppen.

Around 170 concerts are held at Loppen throughout the year within all music genres and the venue has had an important role as a platform for Danish upcoming bands to get discovered. Loppen also has a renown for being a venue where international bands play when they’re on the verge of their breakthrough.

Three shows the bookers don’t want you to miss.

Omni (US) – November 12 – 100 kroner.
Omni. Photo: Emily Frobos

Since 2016 the Atlanta-based post-punk indie-outfit Omni has supplied their fans with fast catchy riffs and sneaky melodies packed with tons of humour. The band will release their third album (the first on legendary Sub Pop Records) just before their concert at Loppen, and the first two singles they’ve released prior to the new album Networker are nothing less but outstanding. We’re expecting a band excited to share their new songs live at Loppen.

Boy Harsher (US) + Chasm (US) – November 22 – 120 kroner.

Boy Harsher (foto af Andrew Lyman)
Boy Harsher. Photo: Andrew Lyman

“Boy Harsher is a minimal synth duo that produces dance beats infused with ethereal vocals. The music is somewhere between electro dance, synth-pop and confessional storytelling, and combines Jae Matthews cinematic lyrics with Augustus Mullers industrial beats. On Friday the 22nd of November the duo will, alongside electronic dream pop duo Chasm, transform Loppen into the darkest nightclub in town.”

Mdou Moctar (NI) – November 30 – 150 kroner.

Mdou Moctar. Photo: Cem Misirlioglu

Mdou Moctar is a young talented guitarist from Niger who played his
first show in Denmark this summer at Loppen. After impressive reviews of
his last album Ilana (The Creator) as well as being dubbed the ‘Hendrix
of Sahara’ by The Guardian, we were excited to see if he could meet our
expectations. But Moctar and his fellow toureg-musicians left the crowd
and crew in total ecstacy and we can’t wait to see him again at Loppen
this fall!”

Remember to have a look at the full programme at